The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

  • Common phone scam targets Phoenix business -
    A common scam involves threatening a utility ... and dial the service provider or company's phone number yourself. "These types of scams will not ...
    07/5/2015 - 3:00 pm | View Link
  • ‘I was scammed by an online love rat too’ - Herald Sun
    ‘I was scammed by an online love rat too’ - Brisbane Courier-Mail
    07/3/2015 - 10:49 am | View Link
  • How to Beat the Odds and Win at Contests - Yahoo! Finance
    ... and CDs. Enter everywhere Two common places to ... If you’re entering one of those phone contests ... Then, of course, there are the ...
    07/3/2015 - 5:06 am | View Link
  • The most serious fraud threat facing you today - MSN UK
    Current account fraud is biggest fraud risk - AOL UK
    07/2/2015 - 11:49 am | View Link
  • BBB on homes: Spot work-at-home scams with these helpful suggestions - Houston Chronicle
    Don't do it. "Advance-fee scams" are very common, and they come in many varieties. ... Include mailing address and phone number on letters and
    07/2/2015 - 5:44 am | View Link
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    When person uses the phone to calls their bank ... Citizens Advice Scotland's consumer spokesman Daniel Gray said: "Scams are all too common, and can affect all age groups. But it's always distressing to see older people being hit like this.
    07/5/2015 - 12:50 pm | View Link
  • Common phone scam targets Phoenix business
    A caller threatened to shut the businesses' power off unless he sent money on a prepaid card. There has been a recent spike in the number of similar crimes. The scams typically don't go away, but return with a different twist to make them more believable.
    07/4/2015 - 5:11 pm | View Link
  • 10 phone scams to watch out for
    So let’s take a closer look at just how 10 common telephone scams work, and how to protect yourself. Many of us will at some time receive a phone call out of the blue from someone promising us a great way to make money. Often it will be enticing you into ...
    07/4/2015 - 11:07 am | View Link
  • Meaford club learns about common scams
    Constable Grelik's presentation to the group was based on the different types of common scams that can affect seniors in our community ... It is advised that you call the grandchild's cell phone or phone his/her parents to verify the child's whereabouts.
    06/26/2015 - 6:17 am | View Link
  • Criminals now turning to phone and online scams
    “Unfortunately, thousands of people have fallen victim to phone scams so before you even consider revealing ... People being deceived into transferring money directly to fraudsters is now the most common phone scam and new research shows £23.6 million ...
    06/25/2015 - 11:16 pm | View Link
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  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    07/5/2015 - 5:24 pm | View Website
  • Common Scams | USCIS
    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not ...
    07/5/2015 - 10:22 am | View Website
  • Common Online Scams | OnGuard Online
    Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money
    07/5/2015 - 5:35 am | View Website
  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using ...
    07/4/2015 - 10:33 pm | View Website
  • Phone Scams
    2 Signs of a Scam Often, scammers who operate by phone don’t want to give you time to think about their pitch; they just want you to say “yes.”
    07/4/2015 - 7:41 pm | View Website
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